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Pros: All wheel drive and traction control
Advice: Stand fast and get everything you want. But it's a fun drive.Am very pleased with how my RAV4 drives, nice tight feeling in turns, comfortable ride. Could be a bit more quieter however. Alas, I am disappointed that I couldn't get everyting I wanted because the dealership said they were not available in the color and AWD that I chose. I would think daytime running lights would be standard on all vehicles, especially since they are on other Toyota vehicles. Also, I could not get the 8 speaker, 6 cd changer, and the security alarm and engine immobilizer feature.
Pros: 4 X 4
Cons: It doesn't come standard with keyless entry.
Advice: READ THE BOOK PRIOR TO BUYING TO SEE WHAT'S STANDARDI just purchased my 5 speed Rav 4. I am very happy with it. I have only had it a day but am excited to be a Toyota owner. One major disappointment, it didn't come standard with keyless entry and the sales person never bothered to point that out to me. In 2005, I didn't think that was something I had to ask about. I assumed it was standard on all vehicles these days, kinda like air conditioning. Now I have to pay $200.00 to have it installed after market.
Pros: Safety Features. The Look.
Cons: Not much room.
Advice: For for the Sports Package. Its worth the extra 700$Test drove this 1 week ago and I have to say it is a very fun car to drive. Tight around the corners, takes off with lots of power. Puts the 'sport' in sport utility vehicle by far. Drove other SUV's like the CRV, Equinox, and the Mitsu Outlander. All great cars with more room but none can match the safety features of the Rav 4. CRV was very similar but just looks ugly compare to the Rav4. Traction control, ABS, Assisted braking, Tire pressure monitor are all standard for $21,000 or less. Whereas the others you had to pay mula $$$ to get. This SUV is great for the value if safety is a big factor for you. Sports Package is much better than the L package. Better styling and more options.